Articles by Dannica Fleuß

09 2021

🦋 Gagnon’s 'data mountain': a lookout point for revolutions to come

Dannica Fleuß
Building a ‘dictionary of democracies’, as Jean-Paul Gagnon proposes, will not render a revolution of democratic theory. Yet the data mountain may be a valuable point of departure for a 'decentred' understanding of democracy and, in consequence, for several theoretical, empirical, and political innovations, writes Dannica Fleuß
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Dannica Fleuß
Research Fellow and Lecturer, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg; Associate, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra

Dannica is a co-convenor of the British Political Studies Association's Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group, a member of the Switzerland-based DemocracyNet and an Associate Editor of the journal Democratic Theory.

She holds an MA in Philosophy and political science and a PhD in political science from Heidelberg University.

From 2014 until 2017, she worked as a lecturer at the departments of political science and philosophy at Heidelberg University.

Dannica has been a visiting research fellow and visiting lecturer at the University of Canberra, Westminster University, and the University of Nairobi.

Her research focuses on theories of democratic legitimacy, philosophy of science, and measurements of deliberation.

Dannica's book Radical Proceduralism: Democracy from Philosophical Principles to Political Institutions (2021) proposes a theory of political legitimacy, advocates for 'democratising democratic theory' and explores the role of political theorists in democratic societies.

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